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La relación entre las instituciones y el desarrollo económico. Problemas teóricos claves


  • Ha-Joon Chang

    () (Cambridge University)


This paper discusses how the theory on the role of institutions in development can be improved, by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions. To understand the relationship between institutions and economic development, it is necessary to have some balance between institutional forms and functions, and to accept its multi-faceted nature. It concludes that a successful institutional adaptation must be politically legitimated by the members of society and requires a better knowledge of the historical and contemporary experiences of each country.

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  • Ha-Joon Chang, 2006. "La relación entre las instituciones y el desarrollo económico. Problemas teóricos claves," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 8(14), pages 125-136, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:8:y:2006:i:14:p:125-136

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    1. Acemoglu, Daron & Johnson, Simon & Robinson, James A, 2002. "An African Success Story: Botswana," CEPR Discussion Papers 3219, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Bandeira, Pablo, 2008. "La relación entre las instituciones y el desarrollo económico de las naciones
      [The relationship between institutions and economic development]
      ," MPRA Paper 13371, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Antonio Camargo Díaz, 2015. "Cultura e instituciones: ¿Una relación indisoluble?," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL CARIBE 014787, UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE.
    3. Óscar A. Alfonso R., 2007. "Aportes a una teoría de la estructuración residencial urbana," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 9(17), pages 241-277, July-Dece.
    4. Bandeira, Pablo, 2009. "El desarrollo institucional en el contexto de la ineficacia de la ayuda: ¿qué podemos hacer?
      [Promoting institutional development in the context of actual aid ineffectiveness: what can we do?]
      ," MPRA Paper 13372, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    institutions; economic development; institutional forms and functions;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General


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